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University hosts student performance nights

16 January 2008

Members of the public are invited to enjoy the work of student bands and artists who study the Commercial Music programme at Canterbury Christ Church University's Broadstairs Campus.

The performances which will take place throughout January and February will feature a mixture of well known and original songs performed by first, second and third year Commercial Music students in a range of groups and styles.

Senior Lecturer of Commercial Music at Broadstairs, James Dean, said: “The events are an excellent opportunity to bring together the talent of Canterbury Christ Church University students and to celebrate the musical skills of the students studying on the Commercial Music programme.”

Canterbury Christ Church University’s Broadstairs Music Programme

Student Band Night 

On Wednesday 23rd January at 8pm, third year student band “The Funktion’ will perform live at the Horizons Bar.

Second and Third Year Showcase Concert

On Wednesday 30th January at 8pm, Second and Third year students studying on the Commercial Music Programme will perform their versions of songs by well know artists.


On Wednesday 13th February at 8pm, students will showcase their original songwriting talent.

Music Theatre Group

On Wednesday 20th February at 8pm, an evening of songs will be performed from the musicals accompanied by a live band, chorus and multimedia.

The student performances take place at the University’s Broadstairs Campus Horizon’s Bar, situated on Northwood Road, Broadstairs. Admission is free. For more information please contact Lucy Ross at or telephone 01227 782244.

Notes to Editor

Canterbury Christ Church University’s Broadstairs Campus

At its Broadstairs Campus, the University offers subjects as diverse as Commercial Music, Digital Media, Business, Police Studies, Computing, Child and Youth Studies and Early Years and Nursing. Entrepreneurship is a key theme of most of the programmes so the Campus can support students to develop their own businesses.

The Campus’ wide range of learning and teaching facilities are in three purpose-built buildings including areas with acoustic and sound isolation specifications and a simulated hospital ward.  Digital media students benefit from digital video and sound production facilities, editing suites, specialised computer animation resources, web and multimedia authoring systems.  Music students utilise the Campus’s 24 track recording studio, music computing suite and performance facilities.

The Campus has very strong links with local schools, colleges and business, and is keen to play a big part in the cultural, social and economic regeneration of the area by making it easy for businesses to make the most of having a University Campus in Broadstairs. Canterbury Christ Church University’s Broadstairs Campus has signed Progression Accords with several local schools. The Accord signifies a formal link between the two institutions and guarantees a place (or at least an interview/audition dependent on subjects) to any school student meeting the necessary entry qualifications and having a supportive school reference and a strong personal statement. In addition, a range of activities will take place at each institution to maximise student progression to higher education.

Canterbury Christ Church University’s Music Department

The Music Department at Canterbury Christ Church University is widely acknowledged to be one of the most active and exciting centres for music-making and the study of music in South East England.

Students get the opportunity to study a range of programmes covering everything from ACCESS to Music all the way through to M. Phil. And Ph. D.

To study Music at Canterbury Christ Church University is to join a community of musicians performing, composing and researching music in a wide and diverse variety of styles.  Music is at the very heart of the institution, on our campuses and spilling over into the wide communities in Kent, the South East region and mainland Europe.  The Music Department welcomes students of all ages and are proud of the achievements of the department in teaching and learning based on unswerving support shown to all who choose to study in this exciting, busy and dynamic department.


Claire Robinson, Media Relations Officer,
Canterbury Christ Church University,
01227 782391,

Laura Jones, External Relations Assistant,
Canterbury Christ Church University,
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